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New clay and patterns.

I’ve been taking a break from the studio. But circumstances conspire to get me back to work. So here are a couple shots from today.

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New clay! I got 2 kinds of stoneware from STARWorks.

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I was excited to try the new clay and threw a bunch of pots these past few days.

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And made test tiles. I’m hopeful the clay will be compatible with my glazes, but tests need to be done.

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I’ve also been sketching patterns.

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Summer is in full swing. We’ve been staying up late and hanging out with our friends. Our garden is full of peas and kale and blueberries.

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Costumes for next week’s 4th of July parade.
This is the last week of my show at Crimson Laurel. Only 3 pieces left- click here to see the show.

Life is good. Thanks for reading

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First Days of Summer

 

I have been out of the studio.  It’s lovely taking a break.  My yard and gardens are thriving, and we got to take a week at the beach. 

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The kid loved it.  We did too.

I’m back on Snow Creek and gearing up for the Studio Tour this weekend.  Come on out and see our new work.  Because of my bad firing, I’ll be having a big old seconds sale- lots of pots with little flaws for sale.  Find more information HERE.

I am the Featured Artist this month at Crimson Laurel.  Check out this great photo collage they made for me.

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The show is off to a good start but there are more pots for sale.  See the show HERE.  I’m really proud of the work in this show, I hope you’ll take a look.

Thanks for reading.

New Images!

Hi Y’all,

I know you’ve been anxiously awaiting images from the last firing, and here they are!

striped dinner plate

plate.

stack serving bowls

serving bowls.

diamond mugs

diamond mugs.

white on white yunomi

yumoni.

 

You can see more images on my Gallery Page.

I have been sending pots out and setting up our showroom for spring visitors.  We’ve had a lot of folks through despite our lousy, cold weather (where is spring??).  I’m also taking some time to get our land in order.  All that rain and a broken lawnmower meant that our lawn was incredibly tall.  I finally am getting that taken care of this week, alond with planting, weeding, cleaning, painting…  You know, all those things that get pushed aside when I’m slammed in the studio.  I’ll post some pictures of my garden soon- it’s a lovely space.  We are eating spinach from it now, and lots more is growing.

Coming up in June, I will be the Featured Artist at Crimson Laurel Gallery.  Many of the pots above will be in that show.

Thanks for reading and let me know what you think of the new work!

 

Loading and Firing Photo Round Up

 

It’s been busy!  I fired last week, and it went well.  Here are some photos of the loading:

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Ware rack with pots to be wadded.

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Me wadding the pots.  I put my plates rim to rim lately- it saves space and I like the look.

The firing went smoothly.  I got to spend the day with my husband and some good friends.

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Waiting to stoke.

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Kiln getting hot!

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Nighttime.

I had images shot this week of some of the best pots.  With luck I’ll get them soon.

I still have a few yunomis unsold at AKAR.  Check them out here– I’d love to have mine sell out!

Thanks for reading.

Close Up Around the Kiln

I’m almost done glazing so I took some time to ready my kiln area for loading. It’s really a nice space under my kiln shed. Here are a couple close-ups of texture.

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bricks, scraped and washed.

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kiln shelves.

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wood ready to burn.

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bag wall. Leaning a bit, but it’s got a few more firing in it!

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kiln floor.

Thanks for reading.